Gramma would always tell me to stay away from the stove that was set against the wall in the one room cabin that she and Grampa had up in the mountains. It was one of those old fashioned potbelly stoves that was used to heat the entire cabin. Grampa had laid a flat, thin stone atop the stove and Gramma would use its surface for cooking meals, keeping the water hot, and warming up her clothes iron.
Gramma warned me not to put my hand on top of the stove. It took only one time for me to learn why.
Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Valarie J. Barrett.
Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year. I’ve had this blog for two years, so I have only 2017 and 2018 to draw from.
Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer followers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember?
Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.
If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 7th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.
It would be great if everyone who reads this post would scroll down to the comments and check out the posts that others provide links to.
I originally posted this one on June 14, 2018. It was written in response to my own FOWC with Fandango prompt, “debonair.”
You’re Not Like He Is
You’re not debonair like he is.
You’re not sophisticated like he is.
You’re not suave like he is.
You’re not dashing like he is.
You’re not classy like he is.
You’re not elegant like he is.
You’re not gallant like he his.
That’s why I love you and not him.
Image credit: Eric Scales at ericscalessketchbook.blogspot.com.
Welcome to June 14, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.
I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).
Today’s word is “bargain.”
Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.
Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.
The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.
And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.